A new training video on the new Conditions of Participation is now available for viewing. The training video will review software enhancements to assist agencies in meeting the new Conditions of Participation requirements for Care Planning and Coordination, Patient Rights, Supervision to be implemented January 2018 and Infection Surveillance to be implemented July 2018. If your agency has not been set up with training video access, please contact Allegheny Software Publishers, Inc.

Agencies utilizing system calculated Hospice Routine and Non-Routine rates will need to have Main Office software to version 6203 dated 09/21/17 or later. All Agencies providing Hospice services will need to ensure they have Main office software version 6202 to receive the Hospice Wage Index updates. All rates and wage indexes will be effective October 1, 2017. Rates will be applied for charges dated 10/01/2017 or later.

Agencies will need to have Main Office Software version 6202 dated 09/20/17 to receive the ICD 10 code set update. No additional action is needed in the main office software or Clinical Point of Care software users in the Managed Hosting environment. Server based Clinical Point of Care users should ensure that their software is updated to the current version and will need to synchronize the Clinical data through the Transmission and Download process. The ICD ‘check’ screen available in the patient medical information and 485 diagnosis screen has been updated to reflect new diagnosis and invalid ICD 10 codes as of 10/1/2017.

Agencies will need to have Main Office software version 6201 and Clinical Point of Care Software version 2611 dated 09/19/2017. Supervisory visits dated 10/01/2017 or later will have enhanced data entry fields. The Supervisory visit will contain three tabs for documentation, Patient response to care, Performance of the Staff person and updates to the Plan of Care. Questions have been reformatted. Additional data entry fields required by new Conditions of Participation effective Jan 2018 have been added. Warnings are also in place for blank responses to items designated as required in the new Conditions of Participation.

A new PECOS file is available for download.

Emergency Preparedness training video is now available for viewing. The training video will review software enhancements to assist agencies in meeting Emergency Preparedness requirements to be implemented Nov. 15 2017. If your agency has not been set up with training video access, please contact Allegheny Software Publishers, Inc.

DC Medicaid Physician Order Form and Order Form for Long Term Care Services and Supports are now available with Main Office Software Version 6196 dated 09/06/2017.
Agencies will need to select a Special Type when a Physician order is added. Two new options are available, DC Medicaid Services to generate the Physician Order Form and DC Medicaid LT Services to generate the Physician Order Form for Long Term Care Services and Supports. Once the special type is selected the software will display the required data entry fields for completion. Print Forms can then be generated.

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